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Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone
Our pediatric experts provide the best care possible for children with conditions ranging from minor illnesses to complex, more serious conditions.
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Our team of experts specializes in caring for children with breathing, speaking, and swallowing problems. We work with you to find the best possible treatment plan for your child.
Director | Pediatric Pulmonology
Dr. Kazachkov is a specialist in pediatric bronchoscopy and airway diseases. His research interests include chronic cough and the relationship between gastroesophageal reflux and aspiration to respiratory disease.
Co-Director | Pediatric Gastroenterology
Dr. Levine is a specialist in esophageal and gastrointestinal diseases. His research interests include esophageal disorders, such as esophagitis and motility abnormalities, and he has published extensively on these topics. Dr. Levine also has extensive experience in interventional gastrointestinal procedures.
Co-Director | Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology
Dr. Rickert is an expert in diseases of the larynx and trachea. His research interests include pediatric otolaryngology, airway problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, chronic ear infection, head and neck surgery, laryngology, swallowing disorders, tonsillitis, and voice disorders.
Jessica Erkman, CPNP
Clinical Coordinator, Pediatric Pulmonology
A recognized specialist in severe pediatric asthma, Ms. Erkman, a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, cares for children with complex conditions that involve the airway and gastrointestinal systems. She has a special interest in the psychosocial needs of children and families with chronic disease. Ms. Erkman’s research interests include severe asthma, chronic cough, and aerodigestive disorders.
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